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  • RESCUE US
    The Rescue page is sponsored by Akela WholePrey

    Here are some of the latest arrivals but there are many more looking for active homes. Yes, there are quite a few collies but there are also other breeds of all sizes and, on occasion, some from outside the UK.

    You can now add potential agility dogs direct, using the on-line form. This is a free service for rescue organisations and private individuals!


    NEWS & INFO

    Training Places & Spaces
    Looking for some new or experienced handlers to fill your classes? If your club has a vacancy or two or is starting a new class, email the details and we will post them for you.
    • The Canine Hub (Beds)
    • Leiston (Suffolk)

    Training News
    To supplement the cost of travelling to  international competitions, Lee Gibson has published a new Worldwide Course Challenge E-Book with 10 original courses to test your knowledge.

    Sponsorship News
    Agria Pet Insurance will continue to sponsor Agility around the country in 2017 with some exciting classes for dogs of all sizes

    Qualifiers News
    The beginning of the year is the time when when the heats for the various competitions are announced. There is something for every level from Starters to advanced with rosettes and trophies galore and, in some cases, cash prizes so well worth a go.

    AGILITYNET STUFF

    Senior Agility League
    Since the beginning of the year, more than 400 people - 55 and over - have entered the 2017 League. All points count as long as there is a rosette awarded except 'just for fun' and training in the ring competitions.

    We have made a change for 2017. Allsorts dogs have been taken out of the main categories and given one of their own. Due to the low numbers, we have combined all the age groups for this award. LHO points will count.

    Thank you to our new sponsor for making it all possible. The Big Dg Bed Company makes good quality, comfortable beds for dogs of all sizes as well as specialist, active recovery orthopaedic beds for working dogs.

    Flea Market
    Looking to buy or sell a camping pass? Want to clean out your shed or basement by selling some agility equipment, car cages or camping equipment?  Make the Flea Market your first stop.

    Show Diary
    We think that there are more shows on the Agilitynet Show Diary than anywhere else. How much do you really know about the Agilitynet Show Diary?

    1. Champ shows 2017- 2019

    2. Easy to print show diary

    3. Sort by show name, date and/or affiliation or all of them at the same time

    4. Google search by venue post code

    5. Find qualifiers by show using filter

    6. Shows go red a week before closing date

    7. Useful notes included

    8. Shows are colour coded by affiliation

    9. The Archives go way back to back to 2006

    10. Low Height Options


    E-VENTS

    Events added in the last two weeks.

    'The Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find training courses for me to attend. I have done training courses all over the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.' Marianne Tembey

    SCHEDULES

    It's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for space reasons so we've opted for those that we've received in the last two weeks. The shows in red are closing this week so hurry if you want to enter. Schedules can be downloaded direct from the Show Diary page.


ROADWORKS AHEAD

Almost 19 years after Agilitynet first went live, we've decided we really need a good clear out. It's an enormous site now and there are just something things which are out of date and/or no longer relevant so please bear with us if links don't work. If you have anything special that you would like saved, pleases let us know.

WHAT'S NEW...

Animal Health Co Classic
Halfway through the competition and the first 30 qualifiers have been chosen. Results now in for Heats 5 and 6 at Wye Valley and Chipping Norton Respectively.

ROYAL CANIN® Agility Challenge 2017
Very brief reports from the first three heats at Severnside at the Somerset Show, Hatton Festival and Worcester. Who will be going to the Final  on Sunday, 24th September 2017 at The Malvern Autumn Show, under the watchful eye of Championship Agility judge Dave Deauville.

Sudden Death of a Collie
One moment Ericka Skinner's beloved Sadye was a healthy, happy dog; the next she collapsed and was dead within hours. Thus is the tragedy of Water Toxicosis.

Water Intoxication in Dogs
Beware of excessive water intake by your dog while playing in the water this summer! Ingesting too much water may lead to "water intoxication", a condition that can cause serious brain damage and even death in extreme cases.

Qualifiers News
Dog Vegas has announced some changes for the 2018 DV Finals. PB Caravans will be supporting the all new 550mm height Grade 1-5 Jumping heats while Quill Trading will be taking over Dog Vegas 3-5 Qualifier from Paws Trading.

Agria Brillo Bounce
The results of the first
seven heats are in. Who will be at the Final in October at the British Agility Championships in Bedfordshire, kindly judged by International Agility Judge Jorge Pires.

The Bracc Pack
Following up on Anne Brierley's story about competing with her Bracco Italianos, a rare an ancient breed of hunting dog, we listen in on one of their post-show debriefings.

Jenny Bags
Adams Agility have teamed up with top Swedish handler Jenny Damm to stock Jenny Tunnel Bags in the UK. Available at some shows in June -July, by post or collection anytime. PM or email.

Loot from LisburnJanet White Spunner - Octogenarian Extraordinaire
Janet has just turned 80 and she is still doing agility and is having the time of her life! Completing a course without time faults can be tricky now but she still loves it.

Pic of the Litter
Straight as an arrow! An amazing shot taken at Otley this year by Dave Midgley of Agility Foto.

Fun with Fido
Becky Layphries has developed a range of interactive treat toys for dogs can be used for dog and puppy training and fun dog activities like agility and flyball.

AGILITYNET STUFF

Senior Agility League
Since the beginning of the year, more than 550 people - 55 and over - have entered the 2017 League. All points count as long as there is a rosette awarded except 'just for fun' and training in the ring competitions.

We have made a change for 2017. Allsorts dogs have been taken out of the main categories and given one of their own. Due to the low numbers, we have combined all the age groups for this award. LHO points will count.

Thank you to our new sponsor for making it all possible. The Big Dg Bed Company makes good quality, comfortable beds for dogs of all sizes as well as specialist, active recovery orthopaedic beds for working dogs.

SPECIALS

Kodi
Agility is never boring with Kodi. At home, she appears to be a secure and confident collie but at training and shows, she can simply go to pieces. Shellie Smith never knows what she is going to get.

Image result for crufts 2017Crufts Ring Party 2017
Not all heroes wear capes... some wear bright pink shirts.  Kaye Medcalf talks to some of the members of this years Crufts Ring Party to find out what happens behind the scenes.

Agility Wit & Wisdom
Lu Candy queries large distances for little dogs. Beverley Kimber asks what is it about agility that is so addictive? Also Sue Jones' Toy Poodle puppy is a morning star!

Clinical Massage Therapy
Jenny Youndan, a member of The Canine Massage Guild of therapists, explains how identify injuries and then treat them naturally if they do happen.

Caravan Maintenance
It's time to take the ole caravan out on the road again for the 2017 show season. You might want to reread this article by Dave Camble of Diagnostic Caravans before you set you off for your next show. Better safe than sorry...

Lower Height Option  Data Analysis
Jo Sermon replies to the findings of the 4th Height Supporters Group research on LHO at Kennel Club shows over a four month period in 2016.

Global Judging Program
Global Judging Program is a two day seminar, presented by Greg Derrett and Lee Gibson, which gives judges an opportunity to test their knowledge and enhance their agility judging credentials. It has been designed to make a good judge into an excellent one. Becky Dixon has attended two GJP seminars and shares her experiences.


FLEA MARKET...
(now incorporating Wanted)

Looking for something? Check out the Flea Market for pre-loved agility equipment, car cages, caravans and camping accessories, dog vans and even puppies under the age of 6 months. Buy or sell. The Flea Market is the place to look first.

STANDARD FEATURES

Judge's A-List
Newly qualified KC and UKA judges, please put your name forward for the Judge's A-List. Show secretaries will be booking shows for next year and it is a great way to get on the radar.

Last 10 judges to join or update their entries:-

  • Gina Scott - Updated

  • Gill Vann - Updated

  • Christine Brown - Retired

  • Chris Jenkins - Retired

  • Graham Partridge -  Updated

  • Dairin Keating -  Updated

  • Claire Hananford -  Updated

  • Linda Cummings

  • Sandra Beales

  • Nikki Baker - Updated


REVIEWS

ByBenji Treats
Inspired by the South African beef snack Biltong, ByBenji Training Treats are made of premium quality, dry cured silverside of beef. But are they worth the money? Helen and Adrian Miller tried them out on their dogs.

DOGGO Parcours
Daniel Gee reviews these agility trainers designed by a German Championship handler and now in the UK for the first time.

Dog StreamZ Smart Collar Review
Sue Culmer offered to review some Dog StreamZ collars which were kindly donated to her rescue to test and here are her findings.

Ball Thrower Bag
If you throw, launch or chuck balls for your dogs, you'll want to know more about this new product. Rosie Lander reviews the clever new Ball Thrower Bag. Just £10 + £3.00 P&P of pick up on at Just Dogs Live where Jenny Fish is raising money for Dogs Trust.

QUALIFIERS & FINALS

There's an extra 'fun run' qualifier for every Grade level now, not just the Advanced dogs. You can find a qualifier to suit you by using the Qualifiers button on the Show Diary page. Don't be shy. Go for it!

SAM's League
SAM's League was set up by Emily Osborne to support and represent Small and Medium dogs that run at Lower Height in KC classes and Toy and Midi at UKA in the UK. They now have 60 members and growing.

LOW 550
Introducing the LOW 550 Final 2017 Judge...  Stuart Harmes (ta da)

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